#1
I've been pole vaulting for over 3 years, and I'm currently a sophomore in high school. I'm very dedicated to the sport and to perfecting my technique, but with all the practice I put in, I don't get the results other vaulters I know get. My highest is 10'. I've vaulted 11' once in practice before, but that was with a bungee and the standards all the way back, so you never really know with those.

I'm just asking for any advice from people who are somewhat experienced with pole vault. Whether it's drills, weightlifting routines, practice routines, etc. Anything to help me get better.

I'm going to be going to a pole vault academy in the winter, but I would like to get much better before then, since there are a lot of elite vaulters that go there. For example, there are these 2 twins that go there, they are both 16'+ vaulters, and they've both held the state record at different times (one of them had it at 16'6", and just 2 weeks ago the other one broke it with 16'9").

Anyway, thanks for the tips
#3
Quote by jimmy_neutron
Why dont you ask the two twins what they do?

Odds are, there arent that many pole vaulters in the Pit, or on UG. Yet you seem to have plenty skilled ones around you.

eHow - How to train for Pole Vault


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#4
Quote by jimmy_neutron
Why dont you ask the two twins what they do?

Odds are, there arent that many pole vaulters in the Pit, or on UG. Yet you seem to have plenty skilled ones around you.

eHow - How to train for Pole Vault
+1 i'd say a site primarily aimed at guitarists is one of the worst place to look for advice on pole vault training...

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#5
Quote by jimmy_neutron
Why dont you ask the two twins what they do?

Odds are, there arent that many pole vaulters in the Pit, or on UG. Yet you seem to have plenty skilled ones around you.

eHow - How to train for Pole Vault


Well, there's tons of different types of people in the Pit, so I thought I'd give it a try

And I can't ask the twins, they go to a school that's like an hour away from me, not to mention that I don't even know them.

EDIT: That link didn't really help me, sorry

I know everything about the technique about pole vault, I just can't seem to do it as good as I would like to, and I need help on improving it.
Last edited by ItsOnlyGNR at May 21, 2010,
#7
Make sure your pole doesn't collide with your "pole" in mid air...
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#8
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Well, there's tons of different types of people in the Pit, so I thought I'd give it a try

And I can't ask the twins, they go to a school that's like an hour away from me, not to mention that I don't even know them.



ONly a google search away!

http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/
#11
Upperbody. Do a lot of pushups.

And work on your speed. The faster you go as you approach the bar, the more momentum you'll have as you vault.

I'm glad there's a fellow trackie on UG
#12
My girlfriend love to pole vault.
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#13
my ex was an expert pole vaulter.

and with vaulter I mean sucker.

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#15
Most of us don't run around with big poles in our hands.

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Most of us don't run around with big poles in our hands.


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